Average Evidence Technician Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for an Evidence Technician is $17.48.
MEDIAN $17.48
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Hourly Rate
$13 - $24
$0 - $2,250
Total Pay
$28,490 - $51,013

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Job Description for Evidence Technician

Evidence Technician Tasks
  • Log items into evidence, documenting the location, description, property owners, chain of custody, release, disposition and destruction.
  • Generate computerized reports of movement and handling of department evidence.
  • Retain records, prepare reports and conduct periodic audits of the evidence room.
  • Maintain physical custody and records of evidence from intake to final disposition.

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Popular Skills for Evidence Technician

Skills in Inventory Control, Records Management, Data Entry and Forensics are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Property Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Evidence Technician

An entry-level Evidence Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.94 based on 34 salaries. An early career Evidence Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.46 based on 66 salaries. A mid-career Evidence Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.56 based on 35 salaries. An experienced Evidence Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.00 based on 24 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $23.
Employees with Evidence Technician in their job title in Tampa, Florida earn an average of 19.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Cheyenne, Wyoming (8.6% more) and Houston, Texas (3.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in League City, Texas (17.2% less), Albuquerque, New Mexico (12.4% less) and Dallas, Texas (3.6% less).

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